UAEU General Education Program
An educated person should know something about history, philosophy, language, geography, sociology, biology, astronomy, mathematics and other subjects. Therefore, every student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences must select about twelve courses from a long and interesting list of General Education courses available.
The courses introduce you to the whole University, and they give you some idea of what students are studying in other parts of the University. They also give you a chance to meet students from other Colleges and work with them.
If you are not sure about which major to choose, the General Education courses that you take or that you hear about from your friends will help you to make a decision.
When do students take the General Education courses?
The General Education courses are the first that you take in the College, before you declare a Major. Your first semester will only be General Education. Your second semester will be a mix of General Education courses and some introductory courses in the area that you would like to Major in. When you have completed 24 CH you can declare a Major. You must declare a Major by the time you have completed 36 CH. You must have completed all General Education before you have completed 75 CH. Here's a diagram to show a normal enrollment in General Education (pdf, new window).